Green Tea and Coffee

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Drink one or more cups of green tea or coffee per day and you may have a lower risk of Coronary Artery Disease and Stroke, according to a study published online March 14.

Yoshihiro Kokubo, MD, PhD, from the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, in Osaka, Japan, and colleagues surveyed 82,369 Japanese without a history of cardiovascular disease and cancer regarding their consumption of green tea and coffee via a food-frequency questionnaire.

After a mean follow-up of 13 years the researchers found that people who drank at least two cups of green tea per day had a lower risk of stroke compared to people who rarely drank tea. Greater tea consumption was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Similar results were observed for coffee.

Reference:

The Impact of Green Tea and Coffee Consumption on the Reduced Risk of Stroke, Yoshihiro Kokubo, MD et al. January 8, 2013, Stroke

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